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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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Hamburg’s Slender Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion Completes


30 Nov 2016, Hamburg, Germany

The Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion in Hamburg has completed. The unique design idea, proposed as a freestanding campanile, won a 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour Masters Building and surroundings. Read more.

Mixed-Use Longfor Phase IV Development Proposed for Chongqing


30 Nov 2016, Chongqing, China

A competition-winning design has been chosen for a mixed-use development, called Longfor Phase IV, in Chongqing. The project comprises a single tower and podium integrated as an assembled massing of stacked, box-like volumes. Read more.

Plans Submitted for 28-Story Student Housing Tower in Cambridge


30 Nov 2016, Cambridge, United States

According to filings with the City of Cambridge, MIT has plans for a new 28-story building which will include 30,000 square meters of graduate student housing and 1,800 square meters of childcare space. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Xi’an’s Newest CBD


30 Nov 2016, Xi'an, China

An architecture firm has won a design competition to provide master planning and design services for the Great Xi'an New Center. The project is expected to complete in phases over many years, resulting in a new city center by 2019. Read more.

Two-Tower London Development Scheme Sent to City Planners for Consultation


29 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Plans by WilkinsonEyre to redevelop a prime central London site near the South Bank have been put out to consultation. The plans, known as Paris Gardens, feature a 52-story, 179-meter residential tower and a 33-story office block. Read more.

Plans Released for Mixed-Use Cancer Hospital in Rio de Janeiro


29 Nov 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CannonDesign has unveiled its proposal for a mixed-use Cancer Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The facility will also include public parking, housing for low-income families, shops, gardens, and recreation facilities. Read more.

Residential Superstructure Development in Moscow Revealed


29 Nov 2016, Moscow, Russia

Kengo Kuma and Associates have been tapped to design a new high-rise complex in Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, that would feature four residential superstructures adjacent to the Moscow City business district. Read more.

Twisting Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower Makes Construction Progress in Taipei


28 Nov 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

In-progress images have been released for the 21-story Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei, Taiwan. The twisting tower is expected to be completed in September 2017. Read more.

Mixed-Use Tower at 383 La Trobe Receives Approval in Melbourne


28 Nov 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Victoria’s planning minister has approved the USD$524 million mixed-use tower at 383 La Trobe Street in Melbourne. The 242-meter, 70-story tower will accommodate 488 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and a 196-room hotel. Read more.

Window Washing System Out of Commission at New York City’s One World Trade Center


28 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

A majority of the windows at New York City’s One World Trade Center haven’t been washed since 2015 because the system used to suspend the washers isn’t safe, according to a representative of the building's developer. Read more.

Trio of Residential Towers Proposed for Frankfurt am Main


28 Nov 2016, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Competition-winning plans to design three new residential high-rises in the center of Frankfurt am Main have been revealed. The proposal comprises an ensemble of three towers, ranging in height from 44, 56, and 84 meters. Read more.

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour Undergoes Ground Engineering Testing


23 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The world’s future tallest supported-tower – dubbed The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – which is currently under construction in Dubai has undergone an extensive ground engineering investigation to ensure its stability. Read more.

Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Under-Construction Independent Tower


23 Nov 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The Independent is a 21-story flatiron tower currently under construction in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood that is set to add studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans to a steaming local housing market. Read more.

Architect Weighs Design Layouts for Trio of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in Hyderabad


23 Nov 2016, Hyderabad, India

The 120-meter Aurobindo Pharma Towers, located the center of HITEC in the City of Hyderabad, have two options for their layout: one intends to accentuate each building's verticality while the other amplifies the horizontality of the site. Read more.

32-Story Modular High-Rise Completes in New York


22 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world's tallest volumetric modular tower and billed a solution to meet the high demand for urban housing. Read more.

Planners Set to Approve City of London's Tallest Tower


22 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Eric Parry Architects’ proposals for a 73-story office block that would be the tallest in the City of London have been recommended for approval by City of London Corporation planners. The No. 1 Undershaft scheme would be 290 meters tall. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for 40-Story Coney Island Tower


22 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Despite opposition from the community, the project at 532 Neptune Avenue, known as Neptune/Sixth, is moving ahead, as new renderings from S9 Architecture have been revealed of the 470-foot (143-meter) building. Read more.

Plant-Covered Housing Block Completes in Paris


21 Nov 2016, Paris, France

A 50-meter Parisian apartment tower, dubbed The M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity, has completed. It is notable for its stainless steel netting which acts as a climbing frame for plants, allowing their seeds to spread across the city. Read more.

Repositioning and Renovation of Shanghai’s Cross Tower Completes


21 Nov 2016, Shanghai, China

A Hong-Kong based design studio has completed the repositioning and renovation of Cross Tower in Shanghai, China. The firm was commissioned to refigure the architecture and interior of the office tower, originally constructed in 1998. Read more.

Architecture Firm Wins Master Planning for Mashhad Retail Project


21 Nov 2016, Mashhad, Iran

The practice behind MediaCity UK in Salford has won master planning for a massive multi-tower shopping center scheme in Mashhad, Iran – its first project in the country. The firm will design Jahan Mall, located in central Mashhad. Read more.

Stacked Box Tower Proposed for Downtown Los Angeles


21 Nov 2016, Los Angeles, United States

A rendering for the 30-story project proposed for 222 West 2nd Street in Downtown LA shows a highly articulated tower with sections of grouped, projecting floor plates jutting out at various heights along all sides. Read more.

Details Emerge on Waterline Square Development in New York City


18 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Located between 61st Street and 59th Street, and next to the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan, the Waterline Square development will add three new glassy towers and a 1.2-hectare landscaped park. Read more.

Plans Unveiled for 20-Story South Cardiff Tower


18 Nov 2016, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Plans for a 20-story residential tower, which will afford spectacular views across Cardiff and the Bristol Channel, have been revealed for a key land site in Cardiff Bay. The project is still in the early consultation stage. Read more.

India-Based Developer Reveals Imperial Avenue Project for Dubai


18 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A Mumbai-based developer has already begun piling works on the US$350 million, 45-story Imperial Avenue residential tower to be located in Dubai's Business Bay. The project is the company's first outside of India. Read more.

Europe’s Largest Private Residential Amenities Floor Unveiled in Warsaw


17 Nov 2016, Warsaw, Poland

Złota 44, one of Europe’s tallest and most luxurious residential towers, has formally opened its impressive 1,793-square-meter amenities floor. The space is currently the largest private residential amenities floor in operation in Europe. Read more.

South Loop High-Rise Hotel Quietly Starts Construction in Chicago


17 Nov 2016, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s South Loop construction boom continues as crews and equipment arrive on-scene to prepare the southeast corner of Wabash and 11th Street for a new 306-foot (93-meter), 281-room hotel tower. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Neva Towers in Moscow


16 Nov 2016, Moscow, Russia

Renderings of the last full-scale skyscrapers in Moscow’s new International Business Center, dubbed Moscow City, have been revealed. Located in the northwestern region of the district, the Neva Towers should complete in 2019. Read more.

Trump Name to Be Removed from New York City Apartment Complex


16 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Trump Place on Manhattan's Upper West Side is about to drop the president-elect's name after an outcry by residents; instead, the three buildings at 140, 160, and 180 Riverside Boulevard will be renamed for their street addresses. Read more.

Liverpool, Sydney’s Future Tallest Residential Tower Tops Out


16 Nov 2016, Sydney, Australia

The first stage of Skyhaus – Liverpool, Sydney’s soon-to-be tallest residential tower – recently reached a construction milestone with its topping out. Construction has now reached the top of the 31-story tower located at 420 Macquarie Street. Read more.

Designs Updated for Québec City’s Next Tallest Tower


16 Nov 2016, Québec City, Canada

The project team behind the four-tower Le Phare de Québec complex, set for a site located along Boulevard Laurier in Québec City, has released a brand new set of images to coincide with an informative press conference. Read more.